Four arrested for armed robberies

Four people have been arrested by Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives for a number of armed robberies on the Central Coast.

The squad established Strike Force Bevam to investigate a number of armed robberies in recent months during which prescription drugs were stolen. The strike force comprises detectives from State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad and Brisbane Water Local Area Command.

The force acted on information that a robbery was to occur on Monday, August 3 at an East Gosford chemist and stopped a car on Ocean View Dve, Wamberal, and arrested two men and a woman. Police allege they seized a large knife and balaclavas from the vehicle. A search warrant has since been executed at a home in Albany St, East Gosford, where police arrested a woman and seized a number of items of interest for the investigation.

A 26-year-old man was charged with two counts of robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon in relation to alleged robberies at an East Gosford chemist on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, June 8. The man was also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon in relation to the planned robbery on Monday, August 3.

A 34-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were both charged with conspiracy to commit robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon in relation to the alleged planned robbery last night. The man was also charged with two outstanding warrants.

All three were refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, August 4. A 23-year-old woman was charged with robbery whilst armed with an offensive weapon in relation to the alleged robbery of an East Gosford chemist on Sunday, April 19.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Tuesday, August 25. Investigations are continuing.

Police Report,
4 August 2015
NSW Police media

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